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St Cuthbert’s Arcade to launch this summer

Calling all small businesses, start-ups and would-be retailers!  The newly renovated St Cuthbert’s Arcade at 26 St Cuthbert’s Street is looking for potential tenants. The Bedford Clanger can exclusively reveal that St Cuthbert’s Arcade will be open for business in early summer. The building, has undergone a full renovation, with a new roof and sympathetically restored…

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What’s on: Easter holidays

Whether you’ve already broken up or are counting down the days til Good Friday, the Easter bank holiday weekend is a great opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. There’s lots to do in Bedford now that Spring has (finally) sprung, and our good friends at Bedford Rocks have done all the hard…

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Sisters are brewing it for themselves

by Bedford Clanger drinks correspondent Zoe Stafford @3oetrope Brewing beer is a man’s game, isn’t it? Perhaps now the industry is largely testosterone-fuelled, but it wasn’t always the way. Until the 1960s beer brewing was done by women, known as ‘Brewsters’, and on International Women’s Day (8th March), Bedford did its part to get women…

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Clanger restaurant review: Riobello

By Stephen Bywater @authorbywater Riobello prides itself on being Italian and Giovanni, the owner, welcomes you with the warmth of a Roman holiday. Italian parents, supports Juventus and cultivates conversations with the ease of a man who’s travelled the world and is now determined to have the very best Italian restaurant north of the Alps….

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Here’s one club we ‘knead’ to join…

Companions’ Bread Club is held the first Saturday of every month from 10am at their bakery on Mill Street. Relaxed and informal, it’s basically, a coffee morning themed around bread!  Membership is just £5 a year which allows the use of Companions’ bread oven by arrangement; then £1 per meeting to cover refreshments. “Each session is different,” explained Companions Real…

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Creative Bedfordshire Conference 2018

Join like-minded creatives at Bedford Heights on 28th March for a four-hour Creative Bedfordshire Conference 2018 with speakers from all across the art world. Headline speaker is upcycling guru and Channel 4 presenter Max McMurdo. Max will be talking about his creative journey from working on a small scale to a national level. Erica Roffe, founder of BedPop and The Bedford Clanger will…

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CluedUpp COMPETITION: the Bedford Murder Mystery Experience

Saturday 31st March It was 5.35am on a damp, dark morning when the police were first called to the Genesis Nightclub on Ravewell Street.  There, in the centre of his own dance floor, lay the bloodied body of notorious nightclub owner Jimmy Johnson….but who wanted him dead? Would-be super sleuths who join the hunt can…

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